W. Burnside & 11th, 1939

This view looks east on W. Burnside from NW 11th Avenue. It’s still a pretty recognizable area after all these years. We’d be looking into the coffee shop at Powell’s City of Books in the lower left corner today instead of a new car showroom.

(City of Portland Archives)

West Burnside & 10th, 1939

To the legions of fans of Powell’s City of Books store, this is a very familiar intersection. Looking southwest, West Burnside angles off to the right, while SW 10th crosses the bottom left of the photo. Fortunately, most of what we see here still exists. See another view of this location from a different vantage point here.

(City of Portland Archives)